Premier League grades: All 20 clubs rated from A+ to F for 2019/20 season

Manchester United v Liverpool FC - Premier League

The international break serves up a good time to reflect on the first three months of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Nobody is happier right now than Liverpool, who have an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 11 and drawn one of their opening 12 league matches. They’re well on their way to winning the title for the first time since 1990.

Second-placed Leicester City have been mightily impressive under Brendan Rodgers while Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are reaping the benefits of placing trust in the kids.

But Watford, Norwich City and Southampton, who have combined for just five wins and find themselves in the relegation zone, will need to improve or else this could be a long season.

If the season was to end today, Sheffield United would be playing European football in 2020/21, Tottenham Hotspur would finish 14th and Liverpool would end their agonishing wait to lift the Premier League title.


Premier League report cards

But there is still a long way to go and fortunes are bound to change. All that we can do for now is reflect on the first 12 gameweeks, identify what’s gone well and what needs to improve and speculate as to what’s to come.

The Daily Mail have written report cards for all 20 clubs based on their showings so far, giving a grade from A+ to F.

Tottenham fans, look away now…


  • Position: 6th
  • Star pupil: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Bottom of the class: Granit Xhaka
  • Grade: D-

Aston Villa

  • Position: 17th
  • Star pupil: Jack Grealish
  • Bottom of the class: Douglas Luiz
  • Grade: C-


  • Position: 9th
  • Star pupil: Callum Wilson
  • Bottom of the class: Jordon Ibe
  • Grade: B+


  • Position: 11th
  • Star pupil: Neal Maupay
  • Bottom of the class: Aaron Mooy
  • Grade: B


  • Position: 10th
  • Star pupil: Dwight McNeil
  • Bottom of the class: Danny Drinkwater
  • Grade: B


  • Position: 3rd
  • Star pupil: Tammy Abraham
  • Bottom of the class: Pedro
  • Grade: A
Watford FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Crystal Palace

  • Position: 12th
  • Star pupil: Jordan Ayew
  • Bottom of the class: Christian Benteke
  • Grade: B-


  • Position: 15th
  • Star pupil: Yerry Mina
  • Bottom of the class: Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Grade: D-
Burnley FC v Everton FC - Premier League


  • Position: 2nd
  • Star pupil: Jamie Vardy
  • Bottom of the class: Dennis Praet
  • Grade: A+
Crystal Palace v Leicester City - Premier League


  • Position: 1st
  • Star pupil: Sadio Mane
  • Bottom of the class: Naby Keita
  • Grade: A+

Manchester City

  • Position: 4th
  • Star pupil: Kevin De Bruyne
  • Bottom of the class: Benjamin Mendy
  • Grade: D+
Liverpool FC v Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester United

  • Position: 7th
  • Star pupil: Scott McTominay
  • Bottom of the class: Jesse Lingard
  • Grade: D-
Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Newcastle United

  • Position: 13th
  • Star pupil: Jonjo Shelvey
  • Bottom of the class: Miguel Almiron
  • Grade: C
Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth  - Premier League

Norwich City

  • Position: 20th
  • Star pupil: Emiliano Buendia
  • Bottom of the class: Patrick Roberts
  • Grade: D

Sheffield United

  • Position: 5th
  • Star pupil: Dean Henderson
  • Bottom of the class: Oli McBurnie
  • Grade: A
Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United - Premier League


  • Position: 19th
  • Star pupil: Danny Ings
  • Bottom of the class: James Ward-Prowse
  • Grade: F

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Position: 14th
  • Star pupil: Son Heung-min
  • Bottom of the class: Dele Alli
  • Grade: F
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford FC - Premier League


  • Position: 18th
  • Star pupil: Gerard Deulofeu
  • Bottom of the class: Andre Gray
  • Grade: F

West Ham

  • Position: 16th
  • Star pupil: Declan Rice
  • Bottom of the class: Sebastien Haller
  • Grade: F
Burnley FC v West Ham United - Premier League


  • Position: 8th
  • Star pupil: Adama Traore
  • Bottom of the class: Patrick Cutrone
  • Grade: B
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

So Fs for Southampton, Tottenham, Watford and West Ham. 

And it's hard to look past the D+ grade given to Man City. That seems harsh for a side in the top four and with time left to catch Liverpool.

But we're certainly not arguing the D- grades given to Arsenal and Man United. Neither have progressed and both must try harder.

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